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The Book Thief

The Book Thief


by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief: Why Not Money? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Book Thief? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why is it ironic that Liesel steals The Gravedigger's Handbook?

She's been digging graves since she could walk, she doesn't need a handbook
She's already dead. A la the Sixth Sense.
She can't read. Makes the whole book thing a little difficult.
She meant to steal Ditch Digging Handbook.
Q. Why is Hans conscripted?

He writes a pop song about Hitler.
He is the best goose stepper in Germany.
He paints a full beard on a Hitler poster.
He fed a Jewish prisoner a piece of bread.
Q. Why does Hans get to come home?

He broke his leg.
He has flat feet.
He sang too much.
He sneezes at inopportune times.
Q. What does Death snag from Liesel after the bombing?

Her favorite stuffed hippo
A lock of her hair
Her book, The Book Thief
All her marbles